Rochelle Rao is one of the most interesting Bigg Boss 9 contestants this year. From her Hindi to her fights, everything seems to be entertaining. She has been in the news ever since she entered the house.
Here we will share some of the interesting facts about the model and former Femina Miss India.
Rochelle’s Mother is an Anglo Indian and her father is of Telugu-German Descent
Rochelle Maria Rao was born on November 25, 1988 to Dr. Nicolas V Rao (Telugu-German descent) and Wendy Rao (Anglo Indian) in Chennai. She has one brother – David Rao and 1 sister – Paloma Rao. David’s twin brother Noel Rohn Rao died in service in 2006. Her sister Paloma Rao is a renowned Chennai VJ. Interestingly, Paloma was more famous than Rochelle during the early stages.
Rochelle has a degree in Electronic Media
Often people in the Bigg Boss 9 tease Rochelle for being naïve and immature, however, the girl is well qualified and educated. She holds a BSc. Electronic Media Degree from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai. No wonder, she comes from a highly qualified family. Her father Dr N V Rao is a medical consultant on herbal extracts and an advocate of natural healing.
In 2012, Rochelle Became Femina Miss India International
After completing her degree, Rochelle started modeling and anchoring in Chennai. Later when she participated in the Femina Miss India International, she came out victorious and won the crown of the prestigious pageant. She also won three subtitles – “Miss Ramp Walk”, “Miss Glamorous Diva”, and “Miss Body Beautiful”. She represented India at Miss International 2012 pageant in Japan.
In 2013, She Turned an Anchor with Extra Innings
Rochelle Rao became a household name after she was seen as a host in Extra Innings, a post-match analysis of IPL 2013 (Season 6). Post that she hosted various TV shows and events. She was also seen in many men’s magazines.
Rochelle Was Also One of the 12 Girls in Kingfisher Calendar -2014
Rochelle Rao took part in Kingfisher Calendar 2014 contest. She was one amongst the 12 finalists. Rochelle bagged the February 2014 page.
Reality TV Shows
In 2014, Rochelle was seen in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 5 along with Gauhar Khan, Karanvir Bohra, and Daya. The show was hosted by Rohit Shetty and Rochelle was the second contestant to leave the show. Next, she was seen on another adventurous travel show – Life Mein Ek Baar with Pia Trivedi, Evelyn Sharma and Mehak Chahal.
Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira
There was buzz that Rochelle is dating VJ turned ACTOR Keith Sequeira. Both were also seen during the launch of Calendar Girls. None of them confirmed the news until they were finalized as one of the 14 contestants of Bigg Boss 9. Next, Keith changed his relationship status from single to ‘in a relationship with Rochelle” and Rochelle confirmed her relationship with Keith by posting the following status on her Facebook page –
Looking at all my loved one’s updates right now and thinking how much I’m gonna miss social media from tomorrow! Also just how much I’m gonna miss everyone and life in the real world… However the beauty queen in me can’t help getting excited and revved up for yet another competition!! This time I get to go in hand in hand with the one I love and that makes it all the better. Keith Sequeira and I ask all my friends and family to pls Pray for Us! Send us all your love and positive vibes. Forgive us in advance for the times we might lose ourselves in there and most of all believe in the best for us and remember “reality shows” are still just “shows” #LoveandLight.